Vladimir Putin

McKeough, The Hon. W. Darcy

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Concern for the changes taking place in municipalities. The shifting of population to urban and suburban areas; rapid growth; changes in land use; new concepts of living and the problems they cause. The responsibility and authority of the Provincial Government to take action. Some fundamental solutions taken. The need for large-scale, long-term solutions. Spelling out the Ministry's concept of the type of solutions required, and beginning the action to implement them. Proposals for a complete overhaul of the municipal system. Three major thrusts, each of which is discussed: Reform of Local Taxation; Reform of Provincial Aid to Local Government; Reform of Local Government Structure. Further discussion is offered under the following headings: Regional Government Progress; The Metro Toronto Area; Planning; Internal Municipal Structure; and Conclusion. A welcome for ideas and suggestions.